Training Level helps develop a willing and supple horse by confirming that he can move freely forward in a clear, steady rhythm, accepting contact with the bit.
Improve Elasticity in Horse and Rider
Equestrian biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques a Training-Level combination.
George Williams: How Horses’ Hind Legs Work
A horse's hind legs work in three ways: thrusting power, reach and carrying power.
Dressage Basics: The 20-by-60-Meter Dressage Arena and 20-Meter Circles
Learn about the measurements of the large dressage arena and how to apply them to your riding.
How Do I Ride a Clean Walk-Canter Depart on My Dressage Horse?
USEF “S” dressage judge Debbie Rodriguez offers tips on schooling a clean walk-canter depart
How to Develop Quality Downward Transitions
Lisa Pierson explains how to ride better downward transitions.
Engage Your Core to Ride with More Forward Hands
Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Erica Longenbach at Training Level.
Carry Your Hands to Maintain an Active Core
Rider biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Barb Shannahan on Aero.
A Long Neck Equals a More Rideable Horse
Successful riding at the upper levels of dressage begins with teaching your horse to come through his back with a long neck and go to the hand.
Improve Body Awareness for a Better Seat
Self-image and body awareness help any rider understand how her body works as she rides and give her tools to control her body in a relaxed way.
Discover Lateral Stability Within Your Upper Body
Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Holly Kranz and her American Quarter Horse at Training Level.